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Tio’man

Posted: May 29, 2009 in Uncategorized
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1st Day

Ibu knocked on ‘my room’ door. Asking for the praying mat. Timecheck, it’s 5.45am. We have to rush cos our bus from Larkin will depart for Mersing by 8.30am. As much as we rushed, we still leave home at 7. Ayah, as usual, was already ahead of everyone. The whole body ache experience poofs by the overwhelming excitement of going Tioman for a holiday. Backtrack a little, I enjoyed every seconds spent in my old room. The feeling of sitting at the window never changed a bit.

Ariff & my Wife posing at the Paya Jetty, Tioman

Ariff & my Wife posing at the Paya Jetty, Tioman

Ok so here comes 950 to bring us to the checkpoint, then to Larkin. Khuluq and myself have some tummy ache to deal with. The moment we reached Larkin, the toilet became our first holiday destination. Fwaaaahhh! Damn shiok man… The berak experience. Had a quick breakfast before all 13 and a half of us board the semi-kucing kurap bus to Mersing. The usual suspect, the daytona driver, got us to mersing within 2 hours odd. The bumpy ride was some virgin experience to some. When we reached Mersing, we have like to walk another 500 meters to the Jetty. Along the way, Adik got his watch fixed, Ryan got his buoy and sand tools/toys. 12 noon and still not lunched, so we just have to rely on the Ramly burger. 2 hours later, we’re in Tioman!

The Chalet that we stayed in... Paya Beach Resort. Not bad eh

The Chalet that we stayed in... Paya Beach Resort. Not bad eh

Since today’s the first day, we refuse to waste time and wanna take full advantage of it. One thing, i’m still hungry. So after checking into the chalet, i went to go look for FOOD! Out of the few restaurants along the coast, only one was open. The manjan seafood. I asked if their food were halal. Since they said yes, we proceed. Ariff, Nadya, my wife and I ate their fried rice. Not to bad… or perhaps we were just hungry.

ibu & i with the kahuna behind us

ibu & i with the kahuna behind us

After lunch, we joined the rest of the family… who apparently couldnt wait any longer to get into the clear sea. My gosh i tell you, im totally overjoyed. The clarity of the water is so unlike our ‘cleanest’ beach in Singapore.

Wife joined later. We all never had enough of swimming, we then turned to the swimming pool. Adik, Khuluq and Ariff re-joined snorkelling to the rocks. Where they get to see the beautiful corals and colorful fishes.

To me, its an eye opener. 3 days in Tioman, not a minute of work was in my mind. I feel pure.

We then had the buffet dinner. It wasnt all impressive but hell yeah, i finished every single thing i had on the plate. Hungry from the snorkelling/swimming activities perhaps. The chicky coated with lime was the most awesome dish served. Yummers!

The room occupant has to get some minor change. Since Nadia is pretty ‘mis-aligned’, she was sent packing to sleep with my folks in exchange for Ariff.

my last catch of the night

my last catch of the night

At night, we have quite a few activities. After dinner, we head to the local karaoke ‘room’. It was embedded in a restaurant. Without aircon and poor sound quality, not to mention pathetic choices of songs to sing, it didnt take long before we changed activity. We went fishing! The elderly went back to sleep while my room and adik’s room occupant stayed out the night fishing at the jetty. It was fun.

About 3am, we went back to the room and start fighting with the Zzz monsters… tomorrow will be snorkelling day.

Day 2

my family getting ready for the snorkel trip

my family getting ready for the snorkel trip

Morning was insane. We have to rush for the breakfast at 7.30am. Our boat will be bringing us out by 9am. After breakfast, with our gears ready (macam paham), we head for the Jetty. There was an hour of delay due to bad weather. The wind was sooooo strong that it actually could turn Ryan into superman. We had milo sedap gila babi at one of their restaurant, and before we knew it, its time to go!

The boat we took only had about 20 passengers. All crazy for the snorkelling activity. We reached destination 1, a protected snorkelling area where corals and fishes are huge and within reach. We head to the beach side, and intended to swim to the platform. Regrets…. shit happened. My Tiff & Co wedding band slipped outta my finger and dropped to the bed of the sea. Just because i took the pack of bread from my wife, and try to keep the bread afloat for the fishes. It slipped… i am devastated. While the rest enjoyed snorkelling with the humongous fishes around them, me and wife snorkelled to look for the ring. Darn….

ayah, khuluq, adik, wife and i @ destination 2 snorkelling area

ayah, khuluq, adik, wife and i @ destination 2 snorkelling area

I totally lost my mood after that incident.  After an hour at destination 1, we proceed to destination 2, a tiny island out of nowhere. The water was damn cold, dark blue sea water, colorful corals in the deep and funny looking fishes swimming around us. This time, we have to jump off the boat. Not all of us plunged in. Indy starts vomitting, so does Athirah and Ariff. We left the spot early to get back to the chalet. For food’s sake, we did reached first. And was served the most undelicious lunch. The drumstick was nice though.

After lunch and wash up, me and wife went for mini shopping, before we go for a proper lunch, ‘outside’. This time, damn sedap. Double whammy burger, with milo peng sedap gila babi and fries! Even saw ayah and ibu eating Kway Teow later… Sneaky.

We decided to go for the SPA. An hour massage was the best body treatment me and wife ever had. I fell asleep the moment the messeus is done with my feet. I was complained later for snoring. *pffft*

the dinner makes my wife excited ... NOT!

the dinner makes my wife excited ... NOT!

At night, we had Grilled dinner. This time round, the food was alright. Im still expecting a sweet & sour fish. I can just wish… After dinner, we had some quality time chatting. It was a good feel chatting up with my brother at night, by the beach side restaurant (so called) with projected tele of the FA cup final.

Later on, wife wanted to fish. The fishing experience didnt last long and i dont wish to tell you why. *chuckles*

We went back to the room and concked out.

Day 3 (Last day)

Booooorrrrrrinnnnnnnnggggggg! Its time to go back… i wish it was extended. I havent got enough of the island…..

my pretty wife with my beautiful family

my pretty wife with my beautiful family

The 2 hours boat ride and 3 hours bus ride brought us home.

We were all drained from the travelling time… Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Pre tioman trippy

Posted: May 18, 2009 in Uncategorized
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paya beach resort, tioman, Malaysia

paya beach resort, tioman, Malaysia

Wooohooooo….. What?!!…..phew…… Woooohoooo!!

That’s how it felt like last week. In less than 10 days, I should be in tioman with my family. The dream was almost shattered when wife told me she’s supposed to work. I was so totally cursing the opening of SAFRA Jurong. My folks adjusted the date to accomodate for my wife to work for their cycling event, now they wanna take her up for that crap opening. Grrrr!!

When she was finally allowed to proceed with her leave, I felt so relieved. Phew! Woooohoooo!